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If English is not your first launguage — have you ever considered using it on Twitter?

Why you are not using it yet?

I struggle with this for some time. Mixing isn’t good for readers.

I wish Twitter had an option like Facebook pages, adding the other language version of the tweet.

I end up creating another account @ramiroruiz_ES and I use a shortcut to speed things up and tweet in both.

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@ramiroruiz @rosiesherry Hey there Ramiro. Which part are thinking might be time-consuming, building the company or ensuring it's community-led?

I'm a mom too and can relate. It helps that our co-founders are quick to iterate on what works/doesn't. At early stage, "action" is quite slow too

Initiating, I’m by myself in this project and I’m not sure if the time I need to build a solid data base that would be attractive to the community be worth it.

Happy to being proven wrong. But my model doesn’t expect to charge people from the community.

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Design advice that stuck with me. It’s easier to critique than create. Lately I’ve been feeling extra critique-y in some areas. Whenever I notice this I remind myself that I need to do the extra work to propose a solution instead of just point out the problems

True, and also is easier to edit than creating the first version.

Sometimes it may feel like the reviewer is way better but is actually not the hardest part.

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Who is exploring building companies with a real community mindset?

I see so many companies breaking internally — surely community starts from within?

I'd love to chat, explore, mingle, collaborate.

I am ✋but I haven’t really started yet.

To be honest I’m somewhat afraid how time consuming it will be until I can make any kind of remuneration. And as a father. I try to be careful with how I spend my free time.

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I've been thinking of sharing my thoughts about the term "designing in the browser" and why I think it should be called "tweaking in the browser" instead.

Would you be interested in such an article?

Yeah, I remember when that term started to come up. The first person I saw it mentioned was @Malarkey

I use to do that back then, not anymore. Big coincidence that yesterday I publish a post talking about that and other past processes I used.

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@ramiroruiz 💬 Reply to @ramiroruiz::

> Couple months ago, worse thing for me is that I was stuck in the “Figma (design) phase” thankfully I recently changed my approach and shipped an MVP version and I’m still tweaking it but I’m more happy now.


> — **Ramiro…

Thank you!

And yes 100% recommend It is very straightforward, and I certainly don’t need a lot. Is just to satisfy my curiosity from time to time.

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How old were you when you accepted you’ll never be done “polishing” your personal website? This perpetual redesign is no longer a phase.

Couple months ago, worse thing for me is that I was stuck in the “Figma (design) phase” thankfully I recently changed my approach and shipped an MVP version and I’m still tweaking it but I’m more happy now.

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@ramiroruiz @darylginn Why is a design never finished?

Design needs to meet business needs, and those evolve and change with time. Same with trends and the people that business is trying to serve.

They’re certainly milestones but I don’t think we should design a piece and forget about it. Is an iterative process.

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If you could give some design advice to your younger self, what would it be?

Get comfortable sharing WIP designs sooner. That doesn’t make you a bad designer and the outcome will be better.

Remember that a design is never finished.

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Making an interface feel "friendlier" —

Increase text size

Increase corner radius

Soften drop shadows

Add more color

Micro animations on interactions

What else?

Softer color contrast. Like not using 100% black.

Enough space. Custom and personalized error or success messages.

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I know it sounds stupid and simplistic, but the key to making progress is taking action.

Big change for me is being comfortable doing small (10min) tasks and be happy with that, one a day is good enough.

Before I would wait forever to have the “right time”

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I was recently asked where I stay up to date with web and tech. Twitter, of course but I also review a few websites, Instagram and frequent many Discord and Slack communities. What about you?

For me is mostly Twitter, newsletters and a few RSS feeds. I use to join various slack communities but it was too much noise.

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Do you think a blog post needs a featured image? Why? Why not?

I don’t think so, it is a quick way to grab attention or comunícate what does that post talks about but it is a pain to maintain. I use to have my blog this way and finding / making the right image became an obstacle to write more. I would advise to keep it optional.